Bio

DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for AIA365.com, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Gators win six events in meet vs. Cactus



Xavier Prep’s track and field team gave it a strong effort but fell just short against Glendale Cactus 60-57 on Wednesday (April 6) at the Brophy Sports Campus.
It was the Gators’ final home meet of the regular season.

Xavier’s top finishers against Cactus:
400 meters – (1) Calista Kistler, Fr., 1:05.46; (2) Sarah Fox, Fr., 1:07.08.
800 meters – (2) Karli Baker, Fr., 2:49.10; (3) Katherine Thomas, Fr., 2:58.80.
1,600 meters – (3) Katherine Thomas, Fr., 6:36.00.
3,200 meters – (2) Victoria Amaro, Jr., 13:46.80.
100-meter hurdles – (2) Tatum Cork, Jr., 18.76.
300-meter hurdles – (1) Julia Hutt, So., 58.74.
Pole vault – (1) Remy Feagles, So., 7-0; (2) Molly Cahill, Fr., 6-6; (3) Rachel Purcell, Sr., 6-6.
High jump – (1) Helene Hart, Fr., 4-6; (2) Mary Long, So., 4-6; (3) Emma Strouse, Jr., 4-6.
Long jump – (2) Kinsey Ehmann, So., 13-9; (3) Jada Sims, Fr., 13-4.
Shot put – (1) Gissele Bojorquez, Fr., 25-11.
Discus – (1) Jai Nero, Jr., 80-10; (3) Gisselle Bojorquez, Fr., 66-10.

Xavier was scheduled to compete in the Sun Angel Classic at Arizona State University on Thursday (April 7) and Saturday (April 9), and head coach Dave Van Sickle was leading a group of Gators to the Arcadia Invite in the Los Angeles area on Friday (April 8) and Saturday.

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